Nvidia announced the launch of a new RTX A2000 desktop GPU, entering its A-series workstation lineup, with 6GB of memory and a low-profile form factor. This GPU will be a new mid-range product launched by Nvidia for the workstation market, using the latest Ampere architecture and the second-generation RT core and the third-generation Tensor core.Don’t compare this new A2000 with the one already released Mobile variant.
We don’t have much information about this new GPU, so we can only speculate on its performance. We only know the name, A2000 will be equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. The 6GB frame buffer may mean that we are looking at our first workstation GPU based on the Nvidia GA106 chip, which is the same as the RTX 3060 12GB chip. If it is true, we can configure up to 3840 CUDA cores with a theoretical maximum output power of 170W.
This may make the A2000 slightly more powerful than the RTX 3060, because the GPU has a reduced GA106 core and only 3584 CUDA cores are enabled. However, the RTX 3060’s VRAM capacity has doubled, which is a strange state.Generally, workstation GPUs have more RAM is equivalent to their desktop, not lessThe power consumption of Nvidia workstation cards is usually lower than its game cards, so don’t be surprised if TDP is reduced to 150W or even 120W.
This is entirely possible, considering that Nvidia pointed out that the A2000 desktop card will be equipped with a low-profile dual-slot GPU for 3D creators, giving us even more reason to believe that the A2000 will have a low-wattage TDP. This also makes A2000 Nvidia the first low-profile ampere solution ever, giving the card an incredibly small form factor that can be installed in a low-profile computer case. This is something you don’t see in the desktop world, but it’s more common in pre-built entry-level workstations.
Nvidia has not disclosed the pricing, but the RTX A2000 will be available in October 2021.